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Statistics assessment specification

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Statistics assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93201) Statistics
Method of assessment Written examination
For year 2023

Format of the assessment

Questions will be set in the areas of Statistical Investigation, Statistical Literacy, and Probability, all having real-life contexts. Individual questions may cover the content of more than one area. There will be an emphasis on data analysis and interpretation.


An approved calculator is required.

Resources or information supplied

A Statistics Formulae and Tables booklet will be provided. Separate question and answer booklets will be provided.

Further clarification of the standard

It is expected that all relevant working will be shown. The accuracy of calculated answers should be appropriate to the context of the question.

Data sets with statistical output will be provided if appropriate to the question. Some questions will have minimal scaffolding, such that students will be expected to organise their own answers.

Statistics resources

The links listed below are for resources to help teachers and students understand what is required for success in New Zealand Scholarship.

Performance standard

Exam materials (question books, resource books, reports, schedules, etc)

2022 exam materials (ZIP, 10MB)

2021 exam materials (ZIP, 19MB)

2020 exam materials (ZIP, 15MB)

2019 exam materials (ZIP, 7MB)

2018 exam materials (ZIP, 1.5MB)

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